Thursday, October 1, 2009

Chuckanut 2009 Small Brewpub of the Year

Chuckanut Brewery claimed the title as America’s Best Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year 2009, winning four medals: two gold and two silver at the 28th Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo.

Chuckanut Brewery is the first brewery in the history of the Great American Beer Festival competition to win a Small Brewpub of the Year award with all Lager Style Beers.

Chuckanut Dunkel - Gold medal in the European Style Dunkel Category

Chuckanut Vienna Lager - Gold medal in the Vienna Style Lager Category

Chuckanut German Pilsner - Silver medal in the German-Style Pilsner Category

Chuckanut Schwarzbier - Silver medal in the German Style Schwarzbier Category

The Great American Beer Festival is the largest and most prestigious competition for American craft beers. This year’s competition featured 3,308 beers from 495 breweries. A panel of 132 professional judges from 10 countries, worked over a three-day period during the week of the festival, to award brewers prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 78 beer categories, establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S.

These awards are among the most coveted in the beer industry and heralded by the winning brewers. Brewmaster Will Kemper and Head Brewer Josh Pfriem specialize in making quality driven, consistent, well-crafted traditional German lagers and English ales.

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